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Marcus Diaz 12-25-2013 02:19 PM

High fat diet?
 
I know this topic has been done to death, but what are the pros and cons of a high fat diet?

I wouldn't mind losing some fat while maintaining my performance. I calculated my TDEE at 2700cal (5'5, 170lbs, around 12% bodyfat and very active) so I plan on consuming 2300 daily. I was considering a higher fat/lower carb diet that would leave me with, at the very least, 100+ grams of fat a day. Protein I will keep at 1 per lb of bodyweight and carbs will also probably be about the same.

Basically, I just want to know the health benefits of a higher fat/lower carb diet and if it is effective at all.

Cam Peavy 12-25-2013 05:27 PM

Re: High fat diet?
 
There's 500 threads on this forum alone involving "high fat", mostly all related to diets. There's also countless resources available elsewhere. They came out with a site called "Google" a couple years ago that seems to aid a lot of people. Try that. Let's keep the spoon-feeding to a minimum here.

Marcus Diaz 12-25-2013 09:31 PM

Re: High fat diet?
 
[QUOTE=Cam Peavy;1211941]There's 500 threads on this forum alone involving "high fat", mostly all related to diets. There's also countless resources available elsewhere. They came out with a site called "Google" a couple years ago that seems to aid a lot of people. Try that. Let's keep the spoon-feeding to a minimum here.[/QUOTE]

Loving the sarcasm. I'll be sure to never ever ask a question about anything again. Please forgive me for not knowing what "Google" is, I am but a simple man. I know you're much smarter than I will ever be so I would absolutely LOVE to be spoon-fed some of your wisdom.

Daniel Alderete 12-25-2013 09:41 PM

Re: High fat diet?
 
[QUOTE=Cam Peavy;1211941]There's 500 threads on this forum alone involving "high fat", mostly all related to diets. There's also countless resources available elsewhere. They came out with a site called "Google" a couple years ago that seems to aid a lot of people. Try that. Let's keep the spoon-feeding to a minimum here.[/QUOTE]

Lol, what a dick. Merry Christmas to you too.

These boards would not exist if people don't ask questions...even if it's a question that's been asked before.

Cam Peavy 12-26-2013 06:09 AM

Re: High fat diet?
 
Too dickish, my bad..

There's a couple very solid sites that go in depth on this stuff, A LOT better than someone on here could explain in a post. Check out Loren Cordain or Mark Sisson, each have their own websites, and have done extensive research on the subject. There's a start, but in reality, it does involve some research.

Darryl Shaw 12-28-2013 01:16 PM

Re: High fat diet?
 
[QUOTE=Marcus Diaz;1211938]I just want to know the health benefits of a higher fat/lower carb diet and if it is effective at all.[/QUOTE]

It depends what you mean by high-fat/low-carb diet.

Are you talking about the near vegetarian [URL="http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/050112p30.shtml"]Mediterranean diet[/URL] (wfs) of post war Crete, which has been studied extensively and has many well established health benefits. Or are you talking about some kind of low-carb Paleo/Atkins fad diet nonsense?

Marcus Diaz 12-28-2013 04:50 PM

Re: High fat diet?
 
Currently at 144carb, 102fat, 201protein. I was consuming well over 200+ prior to the change, and around 60-80fat.

Andrew N. Casey 12-28-2013 06:21 PM

Re: High fat diet?
 
i will only say that based on your stats you need more than 2300 calories a day.


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